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Table 2 Proportion of long, medium and short telomeres in rat kidneys on D2

From: Human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stromal cells protect against premature renal senescence resulting from oxidative stress in rats with acute kidney injury

Telomere length Control IRI IRI + huMSC
Short telomeres (<8.6 kb) (%) 43.4 ± 9.1 26.9 ± 0.8 26.4 ± 3.2
Medium telomeres (8.6–21.2 kb) (%) 33.5 ± 1.0 42.3 ± 0.6a 39.3 ± 0.4a
Long telomeres (>21.2 kb) (%) 23.1 ± 8.1 30.8 ± 0.9 34.3 ± 2.8
  1. IRI ischaemia/reperfusion injury (rats submitted to renal artery clamping for 45 min, followed by 6 h of reperfusion), IRI + huMSC IRI + human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stromal cell (rats submitted to IRI and subsequently treated with huMSCs), kb kilobase(s)
  2. a p < 0.05 vs control